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1916William George Barker, flying very low over the Ancre River, spots a large concentration of German troops massing for a counter-attack on Beaumont Hamel, and sends an emergency Zone Call brought to bear all available artillery fire in the area onto the specified target. The force of some 4,000 German infantry was effectively broken up, and Barker is awarded the Military Cross

1956Elvis Presley's 1st film "Love Me Tender" premieres in NYC

1964Mickey Wright shoots a 62, lowest golf score for a woman pro

1961Roger Maris is voted AL MVP

1835Charles Darwin reaches Tahiti on board HMS Beagle

1901james j jeffries TKOs Gus Ruhlin in 6 for heavyweight boxing title in San Francisco

1960Elgin Baylor of NBA LA Lakers scores 71 points vs NY Knicks

1948Mackenzie King retires after spending 22 years as the Prime Minister of Canada

1492Christopher Columbus notes 1st recorded reference to tobacco

1899Morning Post reporter Winston Churchill captured by Boers in Natal

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Notable Birthdays on November 15th

1891Erwin Rommel, German Field Marshal (WW II-African campaign)

1708William Pitt the Elder, London, British Prime Minister (Whig, 1756-61, 66-68), `Great Commoner', (d. 1778)

1874August Krogh [Schack], Denmark, zoophysiologist (arterioles and capillaries, Nobel-1920), (d. 1949)

1862Gerhart Hauptmann, Obersalzbrunn, Germany, author (Before Dawn-Nobel 1912), (d. 1946)

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Notable Weddings on November 15th

1997"Rescue 911" TV host and actor William Shatner (66) weds former Ford model Norine Kidd (37) in Pasadena, California

1986Golfer Byron Nelson (74) weds advertising copy writer Peggy Simmons (42)

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Notable Deaths on November 15th

1794John Witherspoon, president of the College of New Jersey, dies at 71

1978Margaret Mead, American anthropologist (Thoughts & Female), dies of pancreatic cancer at 76

1630Johannes Kepler, German astronomer, dies at 58

565Justinian I (The Great), Byzantinian Emperor (527-565), dies at 82. Corpus Juris Civilis, civil law code, written during reign.

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